Interviews about Space Science

Interviews about space science, astronomy, rockets, planets, galaxies, stars...

26 February 2012

Building an instrument to fly on board a satellite is a feat of precision engineering. It’s got to be robust enough to...

12 February 2012

Powering space craft is a challenge. Traditional chemical batteries go flat and for deeper space explorations where...

29 January 2012

When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin brought back the first samples of moon rock in 1969, scientists were surprised to...

25 January 2012

The Mid Infra Red Instrument, or MIRI, is due to fly on the James Webb Space Telescope, and will observe distant...

25 January 2012

Robert Massey returns with a roundup of news from the Royal Astronomical Society. This month; The history of...

22 January 2012

Comets plummeting into the Sun's atmosphere, why exercise can keep diabetes at bay, how the public are helping...

15 January 2012

Solar storms can disrupt satellites, communications and power supplies and so scientists have now produced the first...

13 January 2012

Why nicotine replacement may not be the key to kicking the habit, how most stars in our solar system have planets...

04 November 2011

If you've seen a recent 3D film, you'll know that studying polarised light can be really helpful. The Cosmic...

04 November 2011

Blue Stragglers are strange stars that don’t seem to fit the standard picture of stellar evolution. New research helps...

09 October 2011

The opening a the largest ground telescope ever built, A probe planning a journey to the Sun and the revival of...

30 September 2011

In this week's news roundup we discuss Chinese Space Stations, the Dead Sea Scrolls going online, using CO2 to...

25 September 2011

Fact Impact: A high-speed run-down of facts about Asteroids

04 September 2011

Dr. Matt Mountain explains the design of the James Webb Telescope and how infra-red will be used to study the very...

07 July 2011

How should astronomers go about communicating their work? Mark Thompson is President of Norwich Astronomical Society,...

07 July 2011

Climatologists and geologists have developed a number of ways to estimate the temperature on Earth going back a very...